John 6:60-71

Monday, August 10, 2020

Lifeblood

Recalculating

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to who shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:68-69

In the world of business someone once said, “Effective communication is the lifeblood of every organization and a key to success in our business career and our personal life.” When you think about it, “communication is life and life is communication.” Everything that happens from birth till death is based on either bad or good communication. It establishes relationships between the superior and the subordinate, and the quality of relationships revolves around the nature of communication.

The crowd following Jesus was made up of two kinds of people: those that lived their lives according to the flesh, and those who lived their lives according to the spirit. The ones who lived their lives according to the flesh were having difficulty understanding Jesusí words about eating His flesh and drinking His blood. But Jesus pointed out that a person without a spiritual perspective was dead and His words “are spirit and they are life” (Jn. 6:63). At this point, many “disciples” decided they could no longer follow Him (Jn. 6:66). Saddened, Jesus turned to His Twelve and asked, “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Speaking for his companions, Peter said, “Lord,” (“My Lord” or “Sir”—an address acknowledging the authority of another) “to who shall we go?” He recognized: (1) There was no one else to whom they could go; (2) Jesus had all they needed; and (3) There is but one Messiah and as tough as it has been or may be, they had not seen or heard anything that would cause them to regret leaving everything to follow Jesus.